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Sherani: One of the backward districts of Balochistan           

Sherani: One of the backward districts of Balochistan           

 By: Fazal Sherani District Sherani or Shirani is a district in Baluchistan province; it was separated from Zhob after granting the district status in 3 January 2006.The name of district originated from the dominant tribe of the area (SHERANI TRIBE). District Sherani has only two tribes SHERANI and HARIFAL. According to the census of 1998 the total population was 8, 3771. Which ...

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Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile justice system in Balochistan

Innocence Handcuffed: Juvenile justice system in Balochistan

By:  Masmoom Shahwani QUETTA: He is only 14 but moved to courthouse in a prisoner delivery van along with other hardened criminals for bail. Peeping from the wire meshed window of the van, he can watch the uniformed school children of his age walking to schools with books in hand, bags slinging down the shoulders and faces shinning. However, tears ...

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The lingering crisis of Afghan refugees in Balochistan

The lingering crisis of Afghan refugees in Balochistan

By: Zaheer Ud Din Babar Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan with the smallest number of people, is a home to diverse communities. The demographic composition of the province is highly polarized ethnically as well as linguistically. The majority of the province’s population is Baloch seconded by ethnic Pakhtoons. With area of 347190 kilometers, the province constitutes almost 43.6% of the total ...

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Balochistan looks for “Child-Friendly Schools”

Balochistan looks for “Child-Friendly Schools”

By:  Sana Samad   There is no doubt that education is the most important source for getting development and teachers are the backbone of progressing education in any nation. The foremost responsibilities of the teachers are to create creative students, train them for the upcoming generation and make them the individuals and protectors of the nation. Unfortunately, the education system ...

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CPEC and water shortage in Gwadar

CPEC and water shortage in Gwadar

By: Zaheer Ud Din Babar CPEC is claimed to be a game changer in the world. China has invested around $46 billion in developing a port which links Gwadar with China’s Kashgar city under CPEC Project. CPEC would provide China access to the oil rich Middle-East, Central Asian States and natural-resources rich countries of Africa. The Sino-Pak joint-Venture is claimed ...

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Honor Killings in Balochistan

Honor Killings in Balochistan

By: Inzamam Qasim Silachi Balochistan is immensely vast province with an area of 135,050 square kilometers.   This province is enriched in minerals, centuries old rituals, traditions and cultures.  Tradition is often used as a pretext to justify some reprehensible practices that perpetuate low status of man and woman in its society. This beleaguered province is confronting numerous chronic problems and ...

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Govt initiates development projects in Balochistan, KP: Ahsan

Govt initiates development projects in Balochistan, KP: Ahsan

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that present government had taken initiatives and launched a number of development projects in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa areas. Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) led government after coming into power had to face number of challenges like energy and terrorism. He ...

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First convocation: Another milestone of Turbat University

First convocation: Another milestone of Turbat University

By: Ijaz Ahmed   District Kech of Makran division with a population of around 12 lacs, the land of a romance legend, has always been a place of importance for its geographical location, and famous for its production of date fruit. It has been, and still is, the center of Makran region; geographically, socially, administratively and politically.      This institution first ...

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Is CPEC a game changer for Balochistan?

Is CPEC a  game changer for Balochistan?

By: Rafiullah China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a new hope for the change. Optimists are viewing the project as a recipe for the development and making of Pakistan as an Asian Tiger. Epicenter of the project is the Gwadar, a deep sea port. It is forecasted that the project will yank the poverty stricken province out of the abyss of poverty ...

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Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

By: Mariyam Suleman Fishermen’s children play at the “PadiZir” (west bay) beach of Gwadar while seeing their fathers and elder brothers dragging their boats toward the waves of Arabian Sea meeting the shores of Makran coast. “Things have changed over the years. As a little boy, I used to get fish for free when the fishermen anchored their boats at ...

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